Music News: Top Money Makers of 2012 Revealed

Billboard magazine has revealed their annual list of the years top money makers, and country singer Taylor Swift, 22, was named number one, beating powerhouses U2, Lady Gaga and Adele to top the list with earnings of more than $35 million in 2011.

The list was compiled by the music magazine’s editors using data from Boxscore archives of U.S. concert gross figures, Nielsen SoundScan data for album and single sales on physical and digital platforms, and Nielsen BDS data on musical airplay on radio, downloads and online streaming sites such as Spotify.

The rest of the top 10 included U2 ($32.1 million); Kenny Chesney ($29.8 million); Lady Gaga ($25.3 million); Lil Wayne ($23.1 million); Sade ($16 million); Bon Jovi ($19.8 million); Celine Dion ($14.2 million); Jason Aldean ($13.4 million) and Adele ($13 million).

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